Monday Miscellany

1. I've been watching old episodes of The West Wing on Bravo lately, and have come to the conclusion that I love the character of Sam Seaborn. He's smart, he's earnest, he's a good writer, and he's played by Rob Lowe. What's not to love?*

2. I just bought the cutest jacket at Ann Taylor Loft. I know you care, but it's not every day that one can find a white denim jacket with styling reminiscent of Michael Jackson and a tailored waist. I'm just saying.

3. NaNoWriMo proceeds apace. There is no way that I'm going to be able to keep writing at this pace after this month is over, but I'm on track to finish. It's an interesting some ways the speed is freeing and in other ways it's extremely limited, as to make the word count I have no time to go back and revise.

4. Alien and Aliens are amazing movies. Alien 3 and Alien Resurrection? Not so much.

5. This week's Glee characterization inconsistency watch: Rachel, who made "I'm sorry" cookies for Mr. Shue in an early episode, said last week that she couldn't do a bake sale because her family was "fully committed to takeout" but this week made Mr. Shue a casserole. sigh.

6. Nathan Bransford says here that ebooks will triumph because efficiency always wins in the end. I think he's confusing technology with efficiency. And I wonder what he means by "the end."

7. Editorial Anonymous has a post here talking about the why some really successful authors may seem to be edited less...rigorously than others. It's interesting to hear that some of my suppositions about why editing falls off as a series progresses are actually true.


* This explains why I lost interest in The West Wing in its later seasons--Sam left. Also, the show sort of lost its way and had some seriously crappy writing going on. But Sam leaving was also a big part of it.


What's not to love? First, it was The West Wing. Second . . . let's just leave it at that.

Monday, November 23, 2009 at 12:15:00 PM EST  

Whatever, AnonyMcCrabbyPants.

Monday, November 23, 2009 at 1:42:00 PM EST  

Awwww, that's so sweet. That's probably the nicest thing I've been called in many years. If you put AnonyMcCrabbyPants as an option in the "choose an identity" section, I will use it!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009 at 1:04:00 PM EST  

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